Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers
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10 Lympsham, Somerset, S Christopher, 6, 11-0-7 (562 kg) in F♯. PN rotates: Brent Knoll; East Brent; Lympsham. Tue (rotates: see website). [website] ST335541
21.5 SSE East Brent, Somerset, Blessed Virgin Mary, 6, 16-0-25 (824 kg) in E. PN rotates: Brent Knoll; East Brent; Lympsham. Tue (rotates: see website). [website] ST343519
31.8 NNE Bleadon, Somerset, S Peter & S Paul, 6, 8¾ cwt (~440 kg) in F♯. Anticlockwise. Tue. [website] ST341569
42.1 S Brent Knoll, Somerset, S Michael (T), 6, 20-3-0 (1054 kg) in D. PN rotates: Brent Knoll; East Brent; Lympsham. Tue (rotates: see website). [website] ST335507
52.6 WNW Brean, Somerset, S Bridget (GF;T), 5, 8-2-3 (433 kg) in A. Rung from porch. Fri 16:00. [website] ST296559
62.8 WSW Berrow, Somerset, Blessed Virgin Mary, 6, 11 cwt (~560 kg) in G. [website] ST293524
72.8 ENE Loxton, Somerset, S Andrew (GF), 6, 8-1-24 (430 kg) in A. Rung from porch. [website] ST376558
82.9 NNW Uphill, Somerset, S Nicholas, Old Church (GF), 6, 9-3-9 (499 kg) in G♯. Access to church by steep footpath. ST316583
92.9 E Biddisham, Somerset, S John Bapt (GF), 4, 8 cwt (~410 kg) in A. [website] ST381534
103 NNE Hutton, Somerset, Blessed Virgin Mary (GF;T), 6, 10-0-22 (518 kg) in G. Rung from porch. Wed 20:00. [website] ST352585
113.5 SSW Burnham on Sea, Somerset, S Andrew, 8, 22 cwt (~1120 kg) in E♭. Wed. [website] ST304494
123.9 ENE Compton Bishop, Somerset, S Andrew, 6, 11-2-7 (587 kg) in F. [website] ST395553
133.9 NNE Locking, Somerset, S Augustine, 6, 7-3-12 (399 kg) in A♭. Tue. [website] ST363596
143.9 ESE Badgworth, Somerset, S Congar, 5, 10-3-11 (551 kg) in F♯. [website] ST395526
154.1 SSW Highbridge, Somerset, S John Ev (GF), 8, 2-3-17 (147 kg) in F. Rung from porch. Wed 19:00. [website] ST319476
164.8 SE Mark, Somerset, Holy Cross (T), 8, 19 cwt (~970 kg) in E. Wed (check with contact) 20:00. [website] ST380478
175 E Weare, Somerset, S Gregory, 6, 15½ cwt (~790 kg) in F♯. [website] ST413526
185 NNW Weston super Mare, Somerset, S John Bapt (T), 8, 11-0-8 (562 kg) in G. Wed. [website] ST317619
195 ENE Winscombe, Somerset, S James Gt (T), 8, 18-1-8 (931 kg) in E♭. Thu. [website] ST411566
205.1 NE Banwell, Somerset, S Andrew (T), 10, 23-0-4 (1170 kg) in D. Wed. [website] ST399591
215.3 SSW West Huntspill, Somerset, Chair Ring (GF), 6, 0-2-2 (26 kg) in F. Ringing restricted (invitees only); bells pitched by hum rather than nominal; 5th (0-2-3) is heavier than tenor. ST308459
225.6 N Worle, Somerset, S Martin (T), 6, 9-1-8 (474 kg) in F♯. Thu. [website] ST352628
235.7 SSW Huntspill, Somerset, S Peter & All Hallows, 6, 22-3-24 (1167 kg) in E. PN alternates with Pawlett. Mon (alt). [website] ST304454
245.8 N Kewstoke, Somerset, S Paul, 6, 9¾ cwt (~500 kg) in G. Mon & Fri (1st, 3rd, 5th). [website] ST334633
256 E Axbridge, Somerset, S John Bapt, 6, 19-3-14 (1010 kg) in E♭. Mon 20:00. [website] ST431546
267 ENE Shipham, Somerset, S Leonard (T), 6, 6-0-8 (308 kg) in B♭. Tue. [website] ST443574
277.3 ESE Wedmore, Somerset, S Mary (T), 8, 30-0-5 (1526 kg) in C♯. Tuned to old concert pitch (A=454Hz). Fri 09:30. [website] ST434479
287.3 NNE Wick St Lawrence, Somerset, S Lawrence (GF;T), 6, 15 cwt (~760 kg) in E♭. PN Fri (1,3,5) held at Kewstoke. Fri (2nd, 4th). [website] ST366654
297.4 ENE Churchill, Somerset, S John Bapt (T), 6, 14-1-22 (734 kg) in F. Fri 20:00. [website] ST437602
307.4 SSW Pawlett, Somerset, S John Bapt, 6, 14-2-16 (744 kg) in E. PN alternates with Huntspill. Mon (alt). [website] ST300426
317.6 ENE Rowberrow, Somerset, S Michael & All Angels (GF), 6, 7 cwt (~360 kg) in B♭. Wed. [website] ST449586
327.7 E Cheddar, Somerset, S Andrew, 8, 22-0-26 (1129 kg) in D. Tue (exc Aug) 20:00. [website] ST459530
337.7 S Puriton, Somerset, S Michael & All Angels (T), 6, 14 cwt (~710 kg) in F. Mon. [website] ST320417
347.8 S Woolavington, Somerset, Blessed Virgin Mary (T), 8, 10-2-24 (544 kg) in F♯. Fri. [website] ST347416
358.7 NE Congresbury, Somerset, S Andrew (T), 8, 34-0-4 (1729 kg) in C♯. Wed. [website] ST435637
368.7 S Cossington, Somerset, Blessed Virgin Mary, 6, 11-2-4 (586 kg) in F♯. [website] ST356402
378.7 SW Otterhampton, Somerset, All Saints, 4, 7-3-2 (395 kg) in A. No mains electricity. ST246431
388.8 SW Stockland Bristol, Somerset, S Mary Magd, 6 U/R, 11 cwt (~560 kg) in A. Unringable; tower unsafe. [website] ST240436
398.9 NNE Kingston Seymour, Somerset, All Saints (GF;T), 6, 17-0-7 (867 kg) in E. Mon. [website] ST400668
409 S Bawdrip, Somerset, S Michael & All Angels, 4, 8 cwt (~410 kg) in B♭. One bell (or more) cracked or broken; tuning (approx): 1-4 of 5. [website] ST341395
419.2 NE Yatton, Somerset, Blessed Virgin Mary, 8, 24-1-2 (1233 kg) in D. Truncated spire. Tue. [website] ST431654
429.5 ENE Burrington, Somerset, Holy Trinity (GF), 6, 11-2-18 (592 kg) in G. Mon 20:00. [website] ST478593
439.5 ESE Rodney Stoke, Somerset, S Leonard, 4, 7 cwt (~360 kg) in A♭. Thu (by arrangement). [website] ST482498
449.6 SSW Chilton Trinity, Somerset, Holy Trinity (GF), 5, 11-3-12 (602 kg) in F♯. [website] ST296391
459.8 NE Wrington, Somerset, All Saints, 10, 36-2-19 (1863 kg) in C♯. Thu. [website] ST467627
4610.2 S Chedzoy, Somerset, Blessed Virgin Mary, 6, 12-3-10 (652 kg) in F. Tue (alt: check). [website] ST341376
4710.2 SSW Cannington, Somerset, Blessed Virgin Mary (T), 6, 18-3-18 (961 kg) in E. Tue. ST257395
4810.4 SSW Wembdon, Somerset, S George (T), 6, 12½ cwt (~640 kg) in F♯. Mon. [website] ST289379
4910.7 SW Stogursey, Somerset, S Andrew, 6, 24-0-5 (1222 kg) in D. [website] ST204428
5010.7 SE Meare, Somerset, Blessed Virgin Mary & All Saints (GF), 6, 15-2-6 (790 kg) in E♭. [website] ST455417